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Sorry but that is not fully correct....one COULD be male and the other COULD be female, there is no definitely on that that's for sure. Discus are very difficult to sex correctly by looks
 

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He showed them in the chat room one night. Planted enough and with CO2 If I recall. And a large group of discus.

Really It about the same with macs. Someone told me they needed 75 gallons to a pair, heavily planted and with RODI water to thrive, plus daily water changes. I have proved they do not.
That sounds just right to not require obsessive water changes.
HAHAHAHAHAH 75 gallons heavily planted with RODI water and daily water changes just for 2 little fish. I would say more like 10 gallons or 20 gallons for a pair of bettas. Since bettas are your area of expertise, what size tank would you say a pair of them needs?
 

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I'm thinking I may pull the guppies and put them in the 3.5ft, some of the males are gorgeous and would like to give breeding them a go
 

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Sorry but that is not fully correct....one COULD be male and the other COULD be female, there is no definitely on that that's for sure. Discus are very difficult to sex correctly by looks

Having been told that they have lived for months together happily it make is easy for me to notice the obvious. The dorsal is longer and more pointy on the striated one and more rounded on the solid.

Granted, you never know until you see them spawn, but if they were 2 males they wouldn't have been living happily together. To my eye they appear to be male and female. If they spawn in your tank you can tell me if I'm right or wrong. They could be two female but I'd give big odds against it.
 

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As I said I don't really care, they are for display not breeding...I didn't ask what sex they were, I was proudly showing my new fish. *sigh*

They maybe male/male, they maybe male/female....and they maybe female/female. Again just by looking at them you cannot 100% with certainty tell what they are.

Whatever comes I am by far not a newbie fishkeeper. Just because I stated I had not kept them before does not mean I know nothing about them, I have researched for a long time and I have spoken to many local discus breeders and keepers....Please do not think I am jumping into this blindly. I have it under control lol.

Just enjoy the photos and, again, leave it at that!
 

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That sounds just right to not require obsessive water changes.
HAHAHAHAHAH 75 gallons heavily planted with RODI water and daily water changes just for 2 little fish. I would say more like 10 gallons or 20 gallons for a pair of bettas. Since bettas are your area of expertise, what size tank would you say a pair of them needs?
Macs are not as small as you think. However a pair who have become bonded can easily live in a 10 gallon and spawn happily. Then others would require larger just for more room to get away. It all depends on the fish in question.
 

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Six to eight inches TL. The Brunei strain get larger than Marudi, who usually get to about 4 to 5. Mine are Marudi, though I have had the giant ones too. They are huge.
 

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